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00:42 – IBM’s overall revenue is up 15%; the cloud business is a major driver of its growth. IBM is playing to all the strengths that the company has built up over the years.
00:59 – Bob says that IBM CEO Arvind Krishna deserves huge credit for the leadership and unification he has brought to the company. Krishna’s contributions to the organization have made it easier for customers to engage with all the good things that IBM offers.
01:22 – IBM’s cloud business in the third quarter was up 19%, for a total of $5.2 billion. This can be credited to the organization’s sharper focus and value proposition, combined with its deep industry expertise.
01:51 – IBM’s 12-month revenue figure for the IBM cloud is up by 20%, for a total of $22 billion.
02:01 – Bob reviews IBM’s cloud revenue numbers for their three categories — software, infrastructure, and consulting. IBM’s software cloud is up 20% to 9.2 billion, its cloud business infrastructure is up 6% to $3.9 billion, and cloud revenue within IBM consulting is up 28% to $8.9 billion.
02:33 – IBM has made significant progress in “finding its feet in the cloud.” IBM customers are beginning to understand IBM’s value proposition around AI hybrid cloud data and cybersecurity. Bob believes that IBM has a lot of value to offer customers and adds that “it’s good to see them finding their way” by combining their strengths in various technologies with their deep industry expertise.
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